Lonzo Ball is have a brilliant freshman year for UCLA. The Bruins point guard is averaging 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game while shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from 3-point range.
With that, along with UCLA’s top-10 ranking, Ball’s play speaks volumes.
So, too, does his father.
In an interview with TMX Sports, LaVar Ball heaped major praise on his oldest son.
“My boys want to be the best players ever,” LaVar said. “People don’t want to think that far in front. I’ve told them this since Day 1, since they’ve been babies, somebody’s got to be better than (Michael) Jordan? Why not you?”
The elder Ball also said once Lonzo moves on from UCLA, his game will fit in even better in the NBA.
“It’s going to get easier for Lonzo as we go,” he said. “When he gets to the pros, the game is even faster and that’s when he’s at his best.”